About the School

The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
School of Health Professions

The School of Health Professions is located within the main campus of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We offer eight Bachelor of Science degrees in exciting and high demanding career fields in laboratory and radiologic sciences. At the School of Health Professions, students learn from faculty with years of practical experience in their field who ensure that the curriculum combines a rich classroom environment with hands-on practical experience. The student's clinical experience takes place in an institution that is recognized world-wide for its excellence in education, health care, and research, and has the distinction of being the one of the nation's first Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

Degree Programs

Baccalaureate

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Cytogenetic Technology
  • Cytotechnology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Health Care Disparities, Diversity, and Advocacy
  • Histotechnology
  • Medical Dosimetry
  • Molecular Genetic Technology
  • Radiation Therapy

Masters

Diagnostic Genetics

Accreditation

The School's programs are accredited and approved by nationally recognized agencies, including:

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

33 West Monroe St., Ste 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-541-4999
Fax: 312-541-4998

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

5600 N. River Rd., Ste 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 773-714-888

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

35 East Wacker Dr., Ste 1970
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-553-9355

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

20 West Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL, 60606
Phone: 312-704-5300

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by SACS to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.

1866 Southern Ln
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Phone: 404-679-4501
Fax: 404-679-4558

Mission

The School of Health Professions, in concert with the mission and visions of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is committed to the education of health care professionals, through formal academic programs that award institutional certificates and degrees in health sciences.

Vision

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions faculty is committed to:

Setting the standard for world class didactic and clinical instruction necessary for program graduates to perform procedures within a specialty area, to integrate and relate clinical data, and to solve problems related to the production of clinical results

Meeting the current and future needs of health science professions by developing and implementing formal academic didactic and clinical education programs incorporating state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment techniques

Developing, understanding and appreciating research and quality management programs; providing the skills necessary to establish quality control measures and to make appropriate decisions to maintain accuracy and precision

Instilling a professional code of conduct related to patients, health care professionals and the public that demonstrates the highest regard for human dignity and life

Identifying the value of lifelong learning of students and graduates through continued education and professional competence

Core Values

Caring
By our words and actions, we create a caring environment for everyone.

  • We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers
  • We are respectful and courteous to each other at all times
  • We promote and reward teamwork and inclusiveness

Integrity

  • We work together to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve.
  • We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for practicing our values
  • We communicate frequently, honestly and openly
  • By our actions, we create an environment of trust

Discovery

  • We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge.
  • We help each other to identify and solve problems
  • We seek personal growth and enable others to do so
  • We encourage learning, creativity and new ideas